Add to favorite
 
25 August




Dates in History
1530—Ivan the Terrible IV, the first tzar of Russia, is born.
He establishes trade ralations with England and builds the first Russian printing house in Moscow. He also conqueres Kazan and Astrakhan khanates and starts annexation of Siberia. Ivan the Terrible reforms the governmental and judical systems. In 1565 he sets up oprichnina, a group of bodyguards who are used by the tzar in order to regulate different political disagreements and control aristocracy. The short epoch of oprichnina is known as one of the most murderous times in Russian history.









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Flowers Delivery

search on the map
TAGS:
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Pavel Pogrebnyak  Virtual Museum of Architecture  Russian vodka producers  LUKoil   World Chess Olympiad  short flights  Russian history  Russian Literature  Elena Roerich  Moscow Architecture  Strongmen   Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Film Directors  Russian Photographers  terrorism  Snezhinsk  Russian tourism  Kalmykia  Grand Hotel on Wheels  Russian television  the Crimea  Archeology  Alcohol Abuse  Moscow attractions  Mozhaisk  Street Art  Russian animators  Peterhof  Olympic mountain village   Russian sanctions   Russian social networks  Painting  Russian business  Russian laws  Moscow Kremlin   Russian writers  Vladimir Vysotsky  Dmitry Khvorostovsky   Tomsk  Brussels  Aurora  third places Moscow  Norway shootings   Moscow Operetta  corruption  Moscow  Russian ballet dancers  Saint Petersburg Museums  Russian Cinema 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites